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Shows 999 instead of yards etc. Can not get any information re; target distance etc. nothing. other than 999.

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I compete in 3d archery so I bought a new rangefinder 2 days ago and it reads 19.2 yards at exactly 20 yards is there a way to adjust it to read properly?


Page 5 of the manual states: RANGING ACCURACY The ranging accuracy of the Scoutâ„¢1000 is plus or minus one yard / meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The maximum distance for most objects is 650 yards / 594 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1000 yards / 914 meters. Note: You will get both longer and shorter maximum distances depending on the reflective properties of the particular target and the environmental conditions at the time the distance of an object is being measured. The color, surface finish, size and shape of the target all affect reflectivity and range. The brighter the color, the longer the range. White is highly reflective, for example, and allows longer ranges than the color black, which is the least reflective color. A shiny finish provides more range than a dull one. A small target is more difficult to range than a larger target. The angle to the target also has an effect. Shooting to a target at a 90 degree angle (where the target surface is perpendicular to the flight path of the emitted energy pulses) provides good range while a steep angle on the other hand, provides limited ranging. In addition, lighting conditions (e.g. the amount of sunlight) will affect the ranging capabilities of the unit. The less light (e.g. overcast skies) the farther the unit's maximum range will be. Conversely, very sunny days will decrease the unit's maximum range.

The difference you are experiencing (20-19.2=.8 yards) is within the device ranging accuracy of 1 yard, and is in fact an error of only 4%. That is pretty accurate

In case you have lost your manual, you can download from here:
http://bushnell.com/getmedia/1761b4a2-f4d9-45f7-b1d3-1e400fead84a/REVISE-20-1932-20-19426LIM.pdf?ext=.pdf


Good luck with your device.

Jun 05, 2015 | Bushnell SCOUT 1000 Rangefinder

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Sight in distance for 2.510x42m


What is the calibre and velocity and target species as the zero distance could be 50-200 yards depending on what you are shooting
most of my rifles are set to 100yards except for the nitro express
Which is zeroed for 55 yrds and the 17 wildcat which is 200 yards
It all depends on the range you will be shooting most

Apr 27, 2014 | Tasco Optics

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What are the marks below the crosshairs


They are used to indicate elevation needed to hit your target at various ranges. The distances should be indicated in your owner's manual. For instance, if calibrated for .223 remington, and sighted in at 100 yards, the first might be 200 yards, the 2nd 300 yards, etc.

Dec 01, 2013 | NcStar 3-12x50e Rifle Scope Illuminated...

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Son just bought me a Bushnell Banner Dusk&Dawn 4 Plex, Mil-dot, 3-9x50E. Just looking for an explanation on all the marking on the reticle (inside of the scope) I understand the cross hairs and how to...


Simply put, the Mil-Dot is a way to estimate range with the scopes reticle. This type of reticle was developed for military applications. The space between the dot centers is equal to one milliradian (Mil). hence the name mil-dot. One Mil equals 3.6" inches at 100 yards, or 36" at 1,000 yards. To use this system effectively you must know the size of the target. For instance most people are an average of 6 feet tall or 2 yards. The formula used for determining range to the target is (size of target x 1000 divided by number of mils the target covers). Hope this helps FixYa up.

Aug 28, 2011 | Bushnell BANNER RIFLE SCOPEPower: 3-9X40 /...

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Accurate adjustment of open sights


each notch should move your point of impact back on target for each 25 yards you add to the distance at which you are shooting

Jul 11, 2009 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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Bushnell 1500 Tournament edition No Reading


Bumps and bruises add up.....sounds like its out of alignment. Make sure it is not reading in meters "M'"instead yards:"Y" then, if it will hit a target only at about 150-200 yards....it needs an alignment.

About 50 bucks for align, 15 bucks for LCD if you have those oily looking swiggles. ( or black, brown etc). All other general maintenace is 15. Shipping and handling cost 10.

MTG

rate!

Jun 24, 2009 | Bushnell Pinseeker 1500 Rangefinder

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Incorrect distance


Bushnell doesn't work on those anymore, but they still have the manual for them. Make sure when you hit a target you don't see a "M" next to it. This means it's reading in meters instead of yards. Hold down the "mode button" until you see "Y" (yards) if this is the case. If not, the unit will need an alignment and bushnell doesn't do them anymore. They will offer you a newer model. The Pinseeker technology is good......They have three models to choose from.

Good Luck!!!!

mtg

Jun 09, 2009 | Bushnell Yardage Pro 500 Rangefinder

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Windage and elevation adjustment all over the place


Sounds like you want to "re-sight" in your rifle. Make sure mounts are okay and tight. Look down barrel and then thru scope and eyeball windage and elevation adjustments so the scope seems to be fairly in line.

Clean barrel if it needs it.

For basic sight in, start at 25 yards with a large(3 to 4 feet) cardboard or wood backdrop around target (bullseye). Fire at target. Once done, look through scope and position rifle such that the shot mark you created is dead zero. Hold rifle very steady and you or buddy move windage and elevation adjustments until scope moves dead zero back toward original target (bullseye). Fine tune from there. Air cool rifle between rounds. Once dead eye, fire another round or two to check grouping. Check your ballistics (sometimes on ammo box) to see how height at 25 yards affects your desired dead on target (100 yards, 150 yards, 250 yards etc.). Adjust accordingly. Example: you may need to sight in at an inch high at 25 yards, depending on your dead on target distance..

Always remove sling from barrel when sighting in.

Try to sight in at similar temperature as you intended shooting temperatures, if possible.

If not black powder, avoid cleaning barrel between sight in and hunt/competition unless you note bad buildup inside.

If you change ammo, understand that that may affect performance. Once a preferred ammo is found, some even try to buy a decent quantity with the same lot number on the boxes if storage allows for such.

May 02, 2009 | Optics

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Tasco 6-24x42mm rifle scope parallax adjustment


Here's what you need to know about Mil Dots and rangefinding.

When you look through the scope you should see 5 mil dots on each axis, your scope may have broad lines taking place of the 5th mil dot if it is a "modified" mil dot scope. For measuring purposes, 1 mil is the distance from the center of one dot to the center of the one directly above or below it. 3/4 of a mil is the distance from the top of one dot to the bottom of the one above it, or the "space in between dots". 1/4 mil comprises a single dot, the space between the top of one dot and the bottom of that same dot.

A quick calculation is Size of Target (In Yards) x 1000 / Size of target in mils = Range in Yards

Miliradian or "Mil" is an angular unit of measure, so if you were shooting at 1000 yards and moved up 1 miliradian that would be one inch impact moved up.


Anyway lets say you have a 30" target and we need to find the range... using your scope you place the bottom of the target at the CENTER of a mil dot and count how many mils up, good estimation is key... I'll draw a little text diagram, an asterisk * will be the target top and bottom, and parentheses () will be a mill dot
( * )--------(  )-----*---(  )
Now lets assume the asterisk on the left is the bottom of your target and the one on the right is the top, I put Ten Hyphens in between each dot so if you count from the left you should get about 1.6 Mils. Its real easy to do it in your head, you already know two whole dots is one mil so you just have to estimate whats to the right (or top if you were looking down a scope).

So we know the target is 30" and we have a Mil Reading of 1.6
30/36= .833 so 30" is .833 Yards

So now we can use the equation .833 x 1000 / 1.6 = 520.6 Yards is the distance of the target


Now you can also use Mil dots to do hold over for when the target moves or for wind and elevation but that gets extremely complicated.


Parallax in Rifle Scopes is explained here 
http://www.6mmbr.com/parallax.html


There are many books and websites to confirm what I've said here, but the best way is to go out to your range and talk to some long range shooters and show them your rifle/scope etc and get hands on help.
 

Mar 16, 2009 | Tasco Target/Varmint 6-24x42mm Rifle Scope...

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Incorrect distance or Calabrated wrong


Sounds like the unit is reading in meters instead of yards....Hold down the mode button on the side for about 5 seconds. It should switch modes.

Jan 12, 2009 | Bushnell Tour V2 Pinseeker Laser...

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